Archaeological Museum of Dion, Pieria Region
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The Archaeological Museum of Veroia is one of the most important archaeological museums in Macedonia, Greece. The museum was established in 1965 in a building constructed especially for the purpose in Elia, one of the loveliest parts of the town. Finds from the Palaeolithic to the Ottoman period are displayed in its three halls.The Neolithic finds come from the settlement at Nea Nikomideia, which is believed to be the oldest known permanent settlement in Europe. The Iron Age finds come from the cemetery of Vergina.In the first hall are special showcases displaying a bronze kalpis or cinerary urn of the fourth century BC, a red-figure bell crater of the Kertsch type of the fourth century BC, and a bronze hydria kalpis used as a cinerary urn of the fourth century BC from the north-east cemetery of Veroia, and a reconstruction of a single-chambered rock-cut family tomb of the Hellenistic period, which was excavated in Veroia. Various other showcases display groups of finds from pit graves, cist graves, and rock-cut graves excavated in Veroia’s north-east, south-east, and south-west cemeteries. These groups illustrate the development of pottery and koroplastics from the end of the fifth to the end of the second century BC.The second hall contains mainly grave stelai and Hellenistic and Roman reliefs of the first century BC from the Veroia area. Of particular note are the stela bearing the Gymnasiarch’s Law, which describes how middle and senior education was conducted in the Veroia Gymnasium, and the hunter-and-boar group, which is part of the sculptural decoration of a third-century BC grave monument from Vergina. The most notable of the stelai are those of Paterinos Antigonou and Adea Kassandrou.
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  • Our staff, not only in the ancient era of Macedonia, but also due to the beautiful natural technologies, sagineyei us the beauty of makedonikis cave, '' on the steps of Aristotle ''
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  • The rural outdoors, the findings and the meticulous work that has been done you leave a sweet feeling and great satisfaction that you visited the site.
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  • החפירה של האתר הארכאולוגי של דיון החלה בשנת 1973 והוא עדיין רחוקה מסיומה.למוזיאון שתי קומות המלאות מוצגים שנחשפו במקום ובסביבתו.בקומת הקרקע התפעלנו מפסלי דיוניסוס,אסקלפיוס,אוסיס ואפרודיטה,כולם עשויים ...  more »
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  • The renovated Archaeological Museum of veroia are an ornament of the city. With many important finds which have been found during the excavations in the city and beyond. Tombstones and the unique head of Medusa that dominated the ancient city gate.
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  • At an altitude of Macedonia
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